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Did you need stitches after giving birth?

I was just wondering....I have known women who did not need one single stitch after birth. I needed a couple....were you cut or did you rip? Although it has been awhile since giving birth.....the pain of ripping ...ouch......

 
justalady774

Asked by justalady774 at 12:15 AM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (17)
  • I was cut and had 8 stiches afterwards and omg it hurt lol cuz i had my daughter natural so i cld feel the dr sewing me up tht hurt more than any of it to me,
    Ashley2810

    Answer by Ashley2810 at 12:42 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I had stiches with my first 7lb baby and none with my second 9lb baby! Actaully the second was so much easier and I really contribute it to not having the stitches and pain to contend with after!
    JennaC2010

    Answer by JennaC2010 at 12:20 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I was cut and stitched. It's not a big deal but I hated it. That was probably the worst part of labor to be honest!!! I got lucky and had an easy pregnancy
    CassiRae3

    Answer by CassiRae3 at 12:21 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I SURE DID NEED STITCHES, & I GOT CUT.

    & THEN MY BOYFRIEND PAST OUTT...
    LOL.
    ZoeyMariah.

    Answer by ZoeyMariah. at 12:23 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I did with one birth (less natural).

    But with the next birth I had an intact perineum~ pretty good for a ten-pounder!
    ;-)
    There are ways to do it.
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:43 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I was cut with my firstborn.  I had to have a few stitches inside and where they cut.  With my 2nd born I ripped, A LOT easier recovery, no stitches.  I ripped with my 2nd on the episiotomy that was done with my first.  With my 3rd I didn't rip at all.  I had a "skid mark" as my midwife called it.  Nothing major.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 12:17 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I ripped and I needed stitches. I don't remember feeling pain when I ripped, but I remember my Dr putting in the stitches.
    myree85

    Answer by myree85 at 12:21 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Yes, I had a c-section.
    littlemama810

    Answer by littlemama810 at 12:47 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I ripped and had stitches but I was so numb from the epidural I didn't know until my mom told me like a day later, and I felt nothing, the ripping or the stitching.
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 12:48 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Yeah I think I had 4 stitches, so not too bad.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 12:51 AM on Feb. 25, 2011